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This page contains a non-exhaustive list of project proposals that either immediately benefit NetBSD or are of general interest to NetBSD and the Open Source Community. Most of the projects listed here have at least one NetBSD developer who has expressed interest and would be willing to assist/oversee the implementation to a certain degree.

If you are interested in working on any of these projects, please contact the mailing list referenced next to each item, and possibly answer as many questions from our application as possible. The interested developers will be glad to respond to you there.

Some of the projects have timing estimates. Times are estimated conservatively, for a single person working full time on the project. An experienced developer, with knowledge of the changed subsystem/area of code, will probably be able to complete the project in half or less of the estimated time. As with all estimates, they might be wrong though -- in both directions. Other projects include more research or have no hard target for other reasons. For these projects no estimate is given.

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Posted Wednesday afternoon, November 3rd, 2010

Aleksej Saushev (asau)

Frequently Given Answers

"Those who want to do the work, find means. Those who don't want to work, find excuses." Sergej Koroljov

What happened to wiki.NetBSD.SE

Simply put, it was shut down.

Stop complaining. Just stop. Better help saving useful information.

What happened to NetBSD Desktop Project

Simply put, it didn't take off.

Don't complain. This is volunteer project, and most of us work on it in our free time.

In addition there's too much controversy around this Desktop Project, everyone has his own vision of what it should be.

If you want to help with it, you have to work on it yourself. At last, this is what most of us do with respect to other projects.

If you have some clear vision what is useful, and you understand what you can do about it, you can try contacting me. All I can promise is some passive help with it, it is all for now, but it should be enough for you, if you're really going to help.

Some links on Desktop Project:


  • None yet.
  • Wiki page with project ideas vanished. Someone has to dig it out.
Posted at lunch time on Friday, November 19th, 2010